As Luka Doncic warms up on the floor in Dallas, autograph seekers are eager to meet the star rookie.
But in the midst of the signature-collecting chaos, one group of fans seems to exude more energy than the rest.
"It's a dream come true, something on the top of their bucket list," said Andrej Miljkovic, a sports journalist from Ljubljana, Slovenia. "They came to Dallas with all their hearts and you can see that with every step."
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About one hundred fans from Doncic's hometown of Ljubljana made the more than 5,500 mile trip to the American Airlines Center to watch their favorite player in-person.
"We've been tracking Luka's game for the last five years," said Mitga Petlin, a Doncic fan from Ljubljana.
"Slovenia sports web pages have their peak at five-o'clock in the morning," said Miljkovic. "They follow each and every move. Everything (Luka) does is big news."
Big news as Luka mania continues to grow, with a new group of Mavericks fans watching closely from all the way on the other side of the globe.